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Top tips for selling your home at Christmas time

December through to January is considered the worst time to put your property on the market - but is that really the case?   While the thought of selling during this period may dampen your Christmas spirit, it actually isn’t as bad as you may think. Christmas buyers tend to be more serious, and competition is less fierce with fewer properties being marketed. So here are a few tips to get...

I’ll apologise now.

I’m about to skip gladly past Christmas, weeks before it’s even happened, and start talking about the New Year. So sorry but there is a good reason. Honestly. We are currently in a sellers’ market, the like of which I can’t recall. There are two reasons. One, there aren’t as many houses on the market as you might normally see. And secondly, house prices are still much higher than they would...

We’ve seen a boom in house prices and sales in the past few months.

We’ve seen a boom in house prices and sales in the past few months, including here in North Cumbria. The pandemic may have been bad for our general lives and many businesses but, for the housing market, it’s actually had a positive effect so far. I’ve said before that the increase in home working and the drop in the demand for commuting in bigger cities like Manchester and London had driven a new...

Why Cumbria is increasingly the Location, Location, Location that people want!

It’s now been more than a year since the word ‘lockdown’ entered our lives – and it’s been a year none of us will ever forget. In the home move market, it’s been a strange period. In theory, it should have been much quieter but actually, here in Cumbria, it’s remained busy – and not just driven by local people. The biggest single trend we’ve seen is the number of people moving to...

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